- Wash the potatoes, and place them in a black pan.
- Cover the pan.
- Wrap the covered pan in a turkey baking bag.
- Set the pan and wrack into the solar oven. We are using a windshield shade cooker. Look back a few posts if you want to know about that.
I left the potatoes cooking for the entire day. This was not because I thought they needed that long to cook, but mainly because, we wanted them for supper and not lunch. By afternoon the clouds had rolled back in, but the solar oven retained enough heat to keep our baked potatoes butter melting warm. We're definitely hooked - I can't wait for the next sunny day.
Solar cooking is a great family activity. While the pan and ingredients do get burning hot, the oven itself is not too hot to deal with. It has a much safer feel than having the kids use the electric oven - no hot door to lean over, or hot sides to accidentally touch. And anyway how often does a science lesson produce dinner, or making dinner produce a science lesson?
It's great to be a homeschooler!